By default, when you open Microsoft PowerPoint it opens in Normal view with the Outline and Slides tabs displayed on the left hand side of your PowerPoint presentation. If you prefer a different view for working on a PowerPoint slide presentation, you can manually change the view each time you open the PowerPoint application. Alternatively, you can configure PowerPoint to always open in the view of your preference.

To change the default view in PowerPoint 2007:

  1. Open PowerPoint.
  2. Click the Microsoft Office button and click PowerPoint Options.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Under Display, in the Open all documents using view list, choose the view that you want as the default.
  5. Click OK to save your changes.